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01-034 Present Tense – Regular -ER verbs

Posted by Señor Jordan on Feb 2, 2009 in -ER, conjugation, culture, grammar, present, regular, year 1 |

Hola. This video lesson covers regular -ER verbs in the present tense.  We also learn a couple of new verbs along the way and get to practice some miscellaneous vocabulary.  If you haven’tThis video does reference the videos on regular -AR verbs, which you might watch before watching this video if you haven’t yet. Enjoy!

Feel free to leave any questions, comments or suggestions below!

ER verb endings (endings in blue):

present tense comer copy

hablar (to talk, speak)

beber – to drink
comer – to eat
creer – to think, believe
creer en – to believe in
creer que – to think that
– should, ought
leer – to read

mucho – much, a lot
el arroz – rice
no – no
las verduras – vegetables
los estudiantes – students
el libro de inglés – English book
la novela – novel
el libro – book
la hamburguesa – hamburger
los niños – children
creer que – to think that
el español – Spanish
es – he/she/it is
importante – important
el agua – water
hacer la tarea – to do homework
mi – my
los extraterrestres – aliens

Related video(s):

  1. Personal Pronouns
  2. Present Tense AR verbs: all forms

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Bob Mrotek
Feb 2, 2009 at 10:49 am

Sometime it would be nice if you could show the difference between “pensar” and “creer”. Many times people use “pensar” (“to think” in English) when they should be using “creer” (“to believe” in English) when speaking Spanish as in the common phrase “Cómo crees?” meaning “What are you thinking?” or in essence “What’s the matter with your thinking?” (How silly of you!). “Creer” is also used to say “I think so” as in “Creo que sí” or “I don’t think so” as in “Creo que no”.

Señor Jordan
Feb 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Gracias Bob.
That will have to be one of those more ‘advanced’ videos for really fine-tuning your Spanish. 🙂

Creo que (I believe) the difference in meaning is much more nuanced.
From what I’ve read, ‘creo que’ is more of an opinion that you’re not as sure about while ‘pienso que’ is something your more sure about.

Spanish speakers do also say: ‘Pienso que sí’ or ‘Pienso que no’ for ‘I think so’ & ‘I don’t think so’.

-Sr. J

Ana Rodríguez Ayala
Apr 24, 2010 at 2:21 am

Me ha encantado la idea, me pareces un tío genial. Fijate que yo soy profe de inglés en España y estoy bajándome tus videos para intentar enseñarles inglés a mis alumnos. Me haría mucha ilusión que me respondieras. Un cordial saludo y sigue así eres “mu salao”.


john wall
Mar 18, 2011 at 5:13 am

my video didnt load :p

Kelly Bishop
Mar 18, 2011 at 5:14 am

dude!!!!!! my video isnt working out it wont load!!!!!!!!

Sep 26, 2012 at 11:51 am

i dont understand exactly that you have given us “creer” is means think and also “creer” is means believe,too. Think and believe words are not exactly same word(the means are different each other)As I learned “think is pensar”, “believe is creer”…….Is there any wrong thing please let us know Sr. J….

Sep 28, 2012 at 8:30 am

i am waiting my answer Mr Jordan and if you’ll answer it,i will be happy.Thanks for yuor interest.

Eli Brash
Nov 7, 2013 at 11:13 am

what up dog thnxs a lot sr.j

Señorita Jolley
Dec 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Hola Señor Jordan!

My students love you so much and they absolutely love your videos. This truly is a special class because their eyes are like hawks. So, in this video (ER/IR verbs) they noticed in the yellow banner (when explaining about verbs in Spain) that it says, “ithe.” They were so excited to let you know because they pride themselves on being my best class! We really are thankful for all of your hard work and videos. They told me to put this: #fav#students#señorjordanrocks



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